BREAKING NEWS: Wenger brands Sanchez fall-out reports as 'completely false'

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Arsene Wenger has labelled reports of a training ground bust-up with Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez as "completely false".

The Chile international was a surprise omission from the Gunners' starting line-up in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, a decision for which Wenger drew widespread criticism.

Reports later emerged that Wenger made that call following Sanchez leaving the training pitch mid-session leading to a heated exchange with team-mates.

But Wenger has insisted that such stories were created with the sole purpose of filling space in newspapers.

Speaking at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second-leg tie with Bayern Munich, he said: "Yes, [reports of a falling out with Sanchez are] completely false.

"I understand you have to fill newspapers and I respect that.

"We have to accept that."